Popularly known as the nose job, Rhinoplasty Toronto is carried out to help reshape your nose. It changes the appearance, function and structure of the nose. This procedure is popular and can bring about very satisfying results. It is an invasive procedure that can help to achieve a proportionate, functional and balanced nose. Before planning to undergo any surgical procedure, it is always best to know what it entails. Having a clear idea about it helps to bring down the apprehensions and anxieties.

What happens during rhinoplasty?

The procedure is performed by putting the patient under general anaesthesia. Though in some cases, local anaesthesia and IV sedation are used. It lasts for about 1 to 3 hours, depending on the complexity and the approach being followed. The closed method is minimally invasive as it is performed through the incisions made inside the nose. This approach requires more precision and care. The open method is the other approach that provides the surgeon with more access area. The surgeon has greater access as the skin overlying the nose is opened by making a small inverted V incision between the nostrils. Both approaches help to sculpt the cartilage, bone and soft tissues. This helps to achieve the desired results.

What is the best age for undergoing a nose job?

It is recommended to be at least 16 years of age before undergoing rhinoplasty. The age bar is set at 16 years. The reason is, that by then the nasal tissue has grown completely. Before the procedure, the emotional maturity and stability of the teenager are considered. If you are someone who is below the age of 18 and want to undergo rhinoplasty, you will require consent from either a parent or a guardian.

Can the thickness of the skin impact the results?

The thickness of the skin can impact the results of rhinoplasty. When the skin is thicker, it might be more complicated to achieve the desired definition at the top of the nose. Whereas, when the skin is thin there are chances that you might have some imperfection on the nose which has become more evident after the surgery. Hence, choosing the right surgeon can help you achieve the desired goals.

What are some of the side effects associated with it?

After the procedure antibiotics are prescribed to bring down any chances of infection. If an implant has been used, there is a chance that the body might reject it. To prevent that, the implants are placed very carefully. Removal due to infection is rare. During the first could of days, you might experience a nose bleed. This happens because the small blood vessels in the nose burst when healing. There might be numbness in the upper lip but there is a chance of nerve damage if the nerves don’t relocate and heal properly. The chances of side effects can be reduced by choosing a professional who is experienced and licensed.